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Tweet Roger Ebert. Wben I saw the words “RIP Roger Ebert” on Twitter, I knew I’d grown older at just that moment. Because, you see, I grew up with Mr. Ebert and Gene Siskel, and tuned in religiously to their TV show “At The Movies.” That was Siskel and Ebert. When Gene Siskel died of cancer in 1999, I felt as if a part me of passed on. But I still had Roger Ebert. As long as he was alive, I felt young. Throat cancer and stunted speech? No matter: he was still Roger Ebert to me. See,...

Tweet Anne Toole is giving a presentation at the NAB Show and it will be this Wednesday at Las Vegas Convention Center, S220 from 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm. (Zennie62Media at The NAB Show sponsored by StardustBlue Media.) It’s called “Webseries: From Concept To Transmedia” and, well, here’s Anne’s description from her blog: At NAB next week, you can join me, Bernie Su (LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES, LOOKBOOK), Christopher Kubasik (BOOTH AT THE END), and Matt Enlow (SQUARESVILLE) for a whirlwind tour of the scripted...

Tweet American Idol, the king of music reality TV shows, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall Of Fame at the NAB Show at the NAB Show Television Luncheon in Las Vegas this Monday. (Zennie62Media coverage sponsored by StardustBlue Media.) American Idol will be represented by judge Randy Jackson, Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe, and Trish Kinane, executive producer and president of entertainment programming for FremantleMedia North America. American Idol has rose to a legendary place in American and international...

Tweet Jim Brown. The very name says greatness in pro football. Jim Brown will be joined by Browns WR Legend Reggie Rucker #33 and both will bring their timeless insights on the $42 million lawsuit settlement with a group of retired NFL players including Brown and Rucker, who challenged the NFL over using their names and images without their consent to a very special version of Football Reporters Online Show at Blog Talk Radio tonight, Thursday night April 4th, at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. This show celebrates the five-year...

Tweet Taylor Swift and Pitbull will join Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan for a special NAB Show-related event in Las Vegas Monday night. (Zennie62Media coverage by StardustBlue Media.) Really, it’s Tim McGraw’s show, but these days online, it’s Taylor Swift that gets top billing. Here’s why: Swift’s joining chart-topping R&B artist, Ne-Yo, international rap star Pitbull and more for ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas....

Tweet The NAB Show is full of new approaches for video and broadcast, and IneoQuest is no exception. (Zennie62Media coverage sponsored by StardustBlue Media.) IneoQuest Technologies, which proclaims it is “the global leader in video quality and service assurance solutions,” announced its plans to launch several new and enhanced solutions for Multiscreen and OTT video, linear broadcast TV, and big data analytics at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, April 8 – 11, 2013. IneoQuest Technologies...

Tweet NAB Show LasVegas turns to cloud computing on Monday. (Zennie62Media coverage sponsored by StardustBlue Media.) Patrick Macdonald-King, CEO/President of DAX (formerly Sample Digital), which calls itself “the leading provider of cloud workflow and media asset management applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content,” will be a keynote speaker at the Cloud Computing Conference, a feature of this year’s NAB in Las Vegas. Macdonald-King will start the Monday,...

Tweet The NAB Show Las Vegas will have an amazing set of panels next week. (Zennie62Media coverage sponsored by StardustBlue Media.) NAB Show, which takes place starting Saturday, April 6-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, has back- to-back panel discussions with a session on famed director Sam Raimi’s 3D feature Oz the Great and Powerful, preceeded by a session on Academy Award winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda’s upcoming film Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, on Tuesday, April 9. Each session will examine the impact that technologies...

Tweet Mads Mikkelsen’s on the cusp of a new level of stardom, and as this blogger predicted in the first post about his rising search popularity, he’s hit a high he’s not seen since the debut of Casino Royale in 2006. As of today, Mads Mikkelsen’s Google Insight For Search Ranking is at 82, just 18 away from 100, and it could hit 100 on Thursday. It’s completely exciting to chronicle the rise of this new star via the vastly improved search intensity he’s achieved just over the last year....

Tweet The Lollapalooza Chicago concert is officially announced as sold out, but in the 21st Century, “sold out” just means tickets are available on the secondary ticket market. Of course, those Lollapalooza tickets that are being re-sold are going for a affordable prices in many cases. Lollapalooza is the concert festival that started as Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell’s “farewell tour” and turned into something more. It’ attracted some of the hottest bands in the country like...

Tweet A key part of the “non-interference” report issued by Courtney Ruby, the Oakland City Auditor, and that blamed Councilmember Larry Reid (District 7) and Councilmember Desley Brooks (District 6), leading this blogger to brand it as racist, was proven to be completely wrong in a bombshell speech and interview at last night’s Oakland City Council meeting. Ken Houston, who represents Turner Group, stepped forward during the public comment period on the Oakland Budget, to explain that his firm was not offered...

Tweet Carly Rae Jepsen and Scooter Brawn, the manager of both she and mega pop-star Justin Bieber, settled with Aza Highspeed in the Hunky Santa / Call Me Maybe plagiarism lawsuit that was kept mostly quiet by the media, but not this blogger. And from reports, AZA was made “very, very happy.” I must admit, I didn’t think she had a chance: AZA Highspeed is a singer I first met at the 2010 Night Of 100 Stars Oscars Party, as she’s a client of acclaimed Beverly Hills PR maven Ed Lozzi, who helps produce...

Tweet StardustBlue Media, the boutique marketing and branding company ran by its Founder, Karen Brown, is sponsoring Zennie62Media and Zennie62.com at the NAB Show 2013. StardustBlue Media is best known for its pioneering social media work and public relations marketing work on the amazing Kevin Breslin, Mike Vanderfield/8Docos documentary #whilewewatch, about how the Occupy Wall Street movement has redefined media. If you’ve not seen the trailer for that film, released in 2011, here it is: Zennie Abraham, the Executive...

Tweet The IGDA Sexy Party Controversy for 2013 is rounding to a close after CEO Sana N Choudary released a statement saying that there was a mistaken in identity of just who gave the sexy dancer party at San Francisco’s Ruby Syke Nightclub last week – turns out there were two parties at the same event, one by YetiZen on Tuesday and the other by Wargaming on Wednesday. It was the Wargamining Party that had the sexy women dancing around. Moreover, Sana N Choudary says that YetiZen is not a member of IGDA. But. While...

Tweet Epoch, the Los Angeles-based media workflow process firm, is coming to NAB Show 2013 Las Vegas with a new workflow virtualization technology. Here’s the press release I was sent: Epoch (www.epoch-inc.com) will introduce its inaugural product at NAB 2013. Epoch delivers a more efficient way to move and transform media that is easier and more flexible than today’s manually engineered workflows in the broadcast, film and video industries. Epoch’s Workflow Virtualization Technology™ is a SaaS that improves...

Tweet NAB Show press releases heat up as we approach the NAB Show 2013 in Las Vegas. Here’s a press release from Qube Cinema: Burbank, CA: Mar. 26, 2013… Qube Cinema will be demonstrating its system for integrated 4K DCP review and playback at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April. The Qube XP-I server, Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) and the Quad 3G interface for digital cinema projectors allow integrated postproduction and digital cinema mastering workflows. Postproduction facilities with 4K DI suites are now able...

Tweet Star Trek quite literally did go “into darkness” for Earth Hour in London. According to Al Caudullo of 3D Entertainment News, Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ascending Technologies, created a Star Trek logo from LED lights flown into air by mini-copters, or drones over The London Bridge. The Star Trek logo was approximately 308 feet tall, and the mini-copters caused it to hover 118 feet above the ground, and with the highest point being an estimated 426 feet above ground. Really cool! ...

Tweet Pacific Rim, the first of the modern giant monster movies of this generation, was previewed at WonderCon 2013, and its director Guillermo del Toro did not waste the moment. (As a note, I’m not at WonderCon and for reasons explained in this video, but thanks to digital media, I can provide enough material here to produce an informative update.) If you don’t know about Pacific Rim, which is poised to be a summer blockbuster when it’s released on July 12th, 2013, here’s my synopsis: In the future,...

Tweet WonderCon 2013 kicks off today, and the three-day event will have a lot to offer. Let’s see what’s in store at WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim: Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is a movie based on William Shakespeare’s classic play and starring Clark Gregg (The Avengers). Whedon’s marketers describe the movie as “Shakespeare’s classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon’s film, “Much Ado About Nothing”....

Tweet Dana Loesch, a conservative talk radio show host, made a statement on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight that would make any intelligent person want to hurl, or throw their TV set out of the window, or scream at Van Jones, who was served as the liberal counter to both she and Grover Norquist, the anti-tax advocate who also sits on the board of the National Rifle Association (NRA), for not aggressively talking her down. Loesch unbelievably said this: “I’m going to correct you, because I am tired of this talking point...